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What Is Stephen Minister?

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.


A STEPHEN MINISTER IS NOT...

A STEPHEN MINISTER IS. . .

  • a counselor or therapist
  • a problem-solver
  • a casual visitor
  • a child of God who walks beside a hurting person;
  • a caring Christian friend who really listens;
  • a lay person who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care.

CONTACT A STEPHEN MINISTER

Are you Experiencing

  • Loneliness
  • Loss
  • Retirement Changes
  • Loss of Job
  • Discouragement
  • Hospitalization
  • Grief
  • Terminal Illness
  • Need Encouragement
  • Relationship difficulty
  • Experiencing hardship
  • Need Encouragement

Stephens Ministry may be right for you

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All of Stephen Ministers’ consultations are kept confidential. We work hard to look out for both the care giver and receiver in these relationships.